Editorials

Guest Editorial: Three Boardmembers make their endorsements for HPS

A school board functions best when it can be a genuine link between the community and the school system. All seven members are responsible for working with the…

Cooperation will be key in transforming Jos. Campau

One of Hamtramck’s most prominent commercial property owners has come under scrutiny in the past couple of weeks. A report in the online publication Mlive.com has stirred up…

News

Potholes are back, but the city is already taking care of business

Potholes are back, but the city is already taking care of business

    By Charles Sercombe They’re back, and growing. Even though we had a mild…

Councilmember ready to pay the price in fight over city manager; CM responds

Councilmember ready to pay the price in fight over city manager; CM responds

    By Charles Sercombe At least one councilmember is not concerned about having to…

City could face a financial blow

City could face a financial blow

By Charles Sercombe If the city manager’s position is not filled by the time her…

Deadline is approaching for candidates to line up for council and mayor

Deadline is approaching for candidates to line up for council and mayor

  By Charles Sercombe Anyone interested in running for a seat on city council or…

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Business

Market’s closing signals more change to come in city’s retail offerings

Market’s closing signals more change to come in city’s retail offerings

  By Charles Sercombe A Hamtramck shopping landmark is now history. The Polish Market on Jos. Campau and Belmont abruptly announced it was closing this past weekend on…

Medical complex is part of Conant reinvention and rebirth

Medical complex is part of Conant reinvention and rebirth

  By Charles Sercombe A few years ago a former Polish bakery sat empty and falling apart on Conant near Evaline. But much like the rest of Conant…

DDA is offering grants for businesses to purchase new signs

DDA is offering grants for businesses to purchase new signs

  Jos. Campau business owners who are thinking about getting a new sign this year have a helping hand waiting. The city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is once…

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Photo Gallery

Faces from the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival 2016

Faces from the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival 2016

By Charles Sercombe One of our favorite pastimes at the festival is people watching. There are so many interesting faces and…

News

Councilman not alone in late bills

Councilman not alone in late bills

By Charles Sercombe City Councilmember Saad Almasmari isn’t the only councilmember with a record of receiving water shutoff warnings. After last week’s story on Almasmari’s history of…

Features

Art collective will now be in charge of ‘Hamtramck Disneyland’

Art collective will now be in charge of ‘Hamtramck Disneyland’

  By Charles Sercombe You can continue to go to “Disneyland” here in Hamtramck without actually leaving the city for many years to come. A group of…

Editorials

Change in election law will hurt Hamtramck voters

It’s not often we talk about issues outside of Hamtramck. But recently Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, signed into law two very bad pieces of election law…

Sports

For the first time in years, HHS baseball team come home champs

For the first time in years, HHS baseball team come home champs

By Alan Madeleine Last week, Hamtramck High’s boys’ varsity baseball team won their first district championship since … well, since anybody can seem to remember. And the…